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  • Payment by Name-Tag : 1980 through to 1999

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    10.09.2012

    New owner Stanley Cohen entrepreneur Prestat was acquired by Stanley S. Cohen, a successful entrepreneur with numerous business interests ranging from property development to fine porcelain. The challenges, however, proved extreme. As feared, production of chocolates in South Molton Street was halted shortly before the business moved from its birthplace to the current Piccadilly premises [...]

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  • The Theatrical Years, 1960 through to 1980

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    04.09.2012

    Neville Croft had tried his hand at acting – having some very minor roles in various Reviews – before his foray into playwriting and the dramatic failure after two days of the unfortunately named All Year Round. His brother Maxwell Croft had been a costumier before sensibly leaving the theatre behind and establishing a successful [...]

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  • 1902 to 1959 – A very English French shop

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    The first Prestat shop was opened at 24 South Molton Street and the business clearly thrived. Antoine soon opened a more eye-catching store a few hundred yards away at 405 Oxford Street and we suspect the South Molton premises were principally used for manufacturing. It is now one of London’s more fashionable shopping streets and [...]

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